Harviestoun Old Engine Oil

Birthday BalloonYesterday was my wife Melissa’s 30th Bday celebration. Large party at the in-laws house. Family and friends attended.

Indian Food

There was tons of food at the party. Melissa wanted to get Indian food, so I ordered enough for 15 people. More like 1500 people. We have enough leftovers to eat for a week.

Melissa's 30th Birthday Cake

Melissa and her Cake

The cake was delicious. Chocolate cake. Chocolate frosting. Raspberry filling. The birthday girl was happy!

Dr. Mom Fixing Up Cactus Jack

My mom and step dad rode 3 hours from Vermont to attend the event. It was great to see them. Mom spent a few minutes fixing up Cactus Jack. He was in desperate need of a new pot and some TLC. I’m hoping he’ll be all better and like new in a week or two.

Harviestoun Old Engine Oil

Fast forward to tonight. Sunday evening. Back to work tomorrow. BOOOOOOOO! Going to try to lessen the blow with this Harviestoun Old Engine Oil.

Harviestoun Old Engine Oil

Smells roasty (roasted malts that is). Relatively little head on the pour. Makes sense, as the bottle says the beer should be “viscous”.

Despite having this thing warm up for the last 20-30 minutes, I still feel like it needs to warm up more. Still relatively cold. Bitter in taste. The roasted flavors are prominent.

Chocolate and toffee are the other flavors I pick up on.

Harviestoun Old Engine Oil

I’ll be honest and say that this Engine Oil isn’t hitting the spot tonight. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good beer. I’ve heard a bunch of hype about this one and I don’t recall seeing a bad review.

It totally isn’t what I was looking for this evening (although I’m not sure what I was looking for).

How much do you think mood can effect a beer review?

Harviestoun Old Engine Oil

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

4 thoughts on “Harviestoun Old Engine Oil”

  1. i think mood is one of many factors (weather, night versus day, event, food pairing, etc.) that affects the enjoyment of a beer. if you're not in the mood for a certain type, it's not going to be good.

    good post. i'll have to try this beer. of course, when i'm in the mood

  2. I have to agree. For me, mood and weather have a big effect. I can't enjoy darker beers as much if it's insanely hot just as, in the winter, I can't really enjoy a wheat beer. I think it comes back to the experience of drinking a beer, where you are, what's going on around you, etc. Just my .02.

  3. Mood definitely alters my beer taste.

    I tried this beer once by accident. I thought I was grabbing something else out if the fridge. If memory serves… I had pretty much the same reaction to it that you had.

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